Resources

All About Addiction
An addiction-related blog through Psychology Today written by UCLA addiction specialist Dr. Adi Jaffe: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/all-about-addiction

Collegiate Recovery Community Info

Drug and Alcohol Treatment

The Fix
News, interviews, opinion pieces, resources and more about substances, addiction and recovery: http://www.thefix.com/

Meditation
There are several local meditation groups/meetings. There are also some great online recorded meditations created for people with addiction or substance abuse concerns.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous has several weekly meditation meetings for those with concerns about alcohol addiction and abuse (www.aasantacruz.org, 831-475-5782).
  • Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (Several links to audio meditations and mindfulness exercises designed to help in recovery from substance abuse, located at bottom of web page; QuickTime software needed to play them): http://www.mindfulrp.com/For-Clients.html
  • Rebel Dharma is a weekly donation-based meditation and discussion group at Insight Santa Cruz meditation center (http://www.insightsantacruz.org/category/weekly-sittings/) that is part of Dharma Punx Nation & Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. The founder of this group has experience leading meditation groups for people with concerns about substance abuse and addiction.

On-Campus Resources

Yoga for Recovery

Yoga classes in Aptos, San Jose and Burlingame that combine yoga asanas with 12 Step teachings: http://www.yogarecovery.com/